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  1. SimonSage's Avatar
    So, I'm one of the few bloggers I know what still uses a Windows PC day-in and day-out. It's actually pretty old, still running Windows XP. It's not dead yet, and running reasonably well. I've got a separate PC that's pretty dedicated to gaming running Vista. Again, older, but after a fresh video card at Christmas, it's handling most of my titles just fine.

    My question is, how good are Macs at handling top-end games? I know there's Steam support for Mac, but it seems like the selection is pretty limited. Is it viable to run Windows on a Mac and play games that way? Any feedback may sway me to switch...
    03-29-2012 03:05 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    Yes it is viable as long as it doesn't run the garbage intel graphics.
    03-30-2012 07:22 AM
  3. Lozi's Avatar
    I dont understand how computer architecture and software complement each other, but I have bootcamp installed for gaming, mostly super street fighter 4, a friend of mine has it too and his laptop is somewhat less powerful than mine, yet he can set the game quality higher than me with out getting frame drops, I have a 2010 i7 mbp and I have to set it to lowest to get an S rank(best framerate possible). Im not a graphic junkie with that game, since its not a graphical masterpiece, but still makes me wonder the reason behind this situation.

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    03-30-2012 10:57 AM
  4. Hail Caesar's Avatar
    i use my iMac to game on steam all the time, i think its great.
    03-31-2012 09:49 AM
  5. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    There is a way to run Windows games on the Mac without Boot Camp. There is a program that I heard works really well called Wine.

    WineHQ - Run Windows applications on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X
    Last edited by DaPhoneking; 04-08-2012 at 08:42 AM.
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    04-08-2012 08:36 AM
  6. Btru0465's Avatar
    Wine is amazing. It can't port over all games obviously but it's amazing I got Skyrim on my Mac now and I was able to port over Space Quest Incinerations ( a space quest fan game) and they run amazingly.
    05-09-2012 07:44 AM
  7. crazyflyinshark's Avatar
    WIne is amazing
    06-04-2012 07:49 PM